Friends of Jacksonville's Historic Cemetery

History Saturday Program - August  2018  

GUIDED TOURS

          THE FRIENDS OF JACKSONVILLE'S

               HISTORIC CEMETERY

HISTORY SATURDAY - SECOND SATURDAY OF THE MONTH

Jacksonville Historic Cemetery Talks and Tours

​May through August 2019

This unique program was first offered in 2011, and continues to be very popular with locals and visitors alike. Each year we offer new topics that we are sure you will find fun, interesting and informative. The talk, followed by a short walking tour, starts promptly at 10:00 a.m. and takes approximately 90 minutes to complete.

PROGRAM SCHEDULE FOR 2019

DATES AND FEATURED PROGRAM TOPICS - 

May 11 - From a Gold Town to a Trading and Business Center  

June 8 -  Unique and Interesting Jacksonville Women   

July 13 - Veterans of the Civil War and Poetry from the Era

August 10 - Courageous Women, Ahead of Their Time 


  EVENING CEMETERY STROLLS - SECOND TUESDAY OF THE MONTH

 May through August 2019

Join us for a little after dinner stroll through the cemetery grounds and learn about the history of the various fraternal and religious organizations that make up the seven sections of Jacksonville's Cemetery. We will also visit a number of grave sites in each of the sections and share the stories of those buried in this Silent City on the Hill. Other cemetery related topics will also be included. The tour will start promptly at 6:30 p.m. and conclude at 8:00 p.m.

PROGRAM SCHEDULE FOR 2019

DATES AND FEATURED PROGRAM TOPICS -  

May 14 - Some Cemetery Mysteries and Myths

June 11- What Was Happening in the World When They Passed  

July 9 - Cemetery Symbolism, Art Form with a Meaning

August 13 - A Visit to the Masonic Section of the Cemetery   

Some walking is involved in both programs, History Saturday and the Evening Strolls, so be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather. Tours and/or topics may not be suitable for children. Please meet your Docents at the Sexton's Tool House at the top of Cemetery Road. Parking is available within the cemetery grounds.

No advance registration is required and while the tours are free, donations are greatly appreciated and help to support our educational programs, as well as on-going cemetery restoration and preservation work.

For more information, call 541 826-9939 or email info@friendsjvillecemetery.org. Wheelchair accessible by prior arrangements.


To request and arrange for a group tour at other times, please call 541 826-9939 or email us at: info@friendsjvillecemetery.org